Felipe Espinosa (Felipe Nerio Espinosa) a Mexican-American serial killer who along with his bother and later nephew killed an estimated thirty-two people in the Colorado Territory. Espinosa is considered to be one of America's first serial killers and Mexico's first serial killer even though Francisco Guerrero Pérez was the first Mexican serial killer to be captured in Mexico. Espinosa declared war on the United States and wanted to kill as many Anglos as he could. He mutilated some victims corpses with the heart hacked out of the chest. Espinosa was shot by a posse lead by Tom Tobin a legendary tracker of the times. Tobin beheaded the Espinosas and his nephew, his brother was killed in a previous gunfight with the posse.
Serial Killer Felipe Espinosa (aka) The Bloody Espinosas, was active for 1 year in 1863, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 32 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Felipe Espinosa was born in Rio Arriba County, county in New Mexico, USA. He was raised by both parents. He had at least one brother, Vivian Espinosa. His father, Pedro Ignacio Espinosa. His mother, Gertrudis Chavez.
Felipe Espinosa a heterosexual male citizen of Mexico. He married. He had two children, one son and one daughter.
In 1863 Felipe Espinosa started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to mutilate, murder his victims. Felipe Espinosa used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and two children in Conejos, San Fernando Valley, Taos, New Mexico, where he was known to work as a serial killer.
Felipe Espinosa has been listed on Killer.Cloud since January of 2019 and was last updated 4 years ago.
|Nickname:||The Bloody Espinosas|
|Victims:||8 - 32|
|Years Active:||1863 - 1863|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Children:||two children, one son and one daughter|
|Living With:||his wife and two children in Conejos, San Fernando Valley, Taos, New Mexico|
|Birth Location:||Rio Arriba County, county in New Mexico, USA|
|Siblings:||at least one brother, Vivian Espinosa|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Father:||Pedro Ignacio Espinosa|
|Sentence:||never sentenced, shot by a posse before he could be arrested|
|Prison Location:||Canon City, Colorado|
|Cause of Death:||ballistic trauma|
|Death Location:||Colorado, state of the United States of America|
|Killed In Prison:||FALSE|
The 2 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Felipe Espinosa. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|1863||Felipe Espinosa started his serial killing spree. #1863|
|1863||Felipe Espinosa ended his serial killing spree. #1863|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Felipe Espinosa (1863-1863).
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||320|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||323|
|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|totem personal item||FALSE||354|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1432829912||The Vendetta of Felipe Es...||Adam James Jones||Felipe Espinosa||1|
|1457181371||Season of Terror||Charles F. Price||Felipe Espinosa||1|
|0826355684||A Civil War History of th...||Jerry D. Thompson||Felipe Espinosa||1|
|0762789344||Outlaw Tales of Colorado||Jan Murphy||Felipe Espinosa||1|
Felipe Nerio Espinosa (c. 1836-1863) was a notorious Mexican-American murderer who killed an estimated thirty-two people in the Colorado Territory during the summer of 1863. He is widely considered to be one of America's first serial killers.
Felipe Espinosa is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database